It has been several years since Jim Ross stepped away from the WWE as a full-time commentator. Since then, he has kept close tabs on his former employer. In a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Ross discussed the possibility of returning the commentating table for the WWE.
“(WWE knows) that if they got into a bind somewhere down the road and they need my services for something that I’d be there in a heartbeat, and I would. But to go back and work full-time for anybody, at my stage of life, isn’t something I worked all of my life to do at this age. I always wanted to have some level of independence, from a financial standpoint and from a professional standpoint as far as my skills are concerned so that I could kind of pick and choose these projects so I wouldn’t have to be on the road every week and I could enjoy my life, I could enjoy my wife, I could enjoy my football, my sports passions, we could travel some, we could enjoy things that we’ve earned. They know that I’m always there if they needed and I know they’re always there if I need them, but we all had to grow and they’ve got to prepare for the future. Jim Ross is not the future. Jim Ross is a viable part of the past.”
Ross obviously still has a burning desire for the professional wrestling business even after all of these years. However, his days as a full-time announcer are long gone as he’s well into his 60s. If he can get a part-time spot, Ross would welcome a return to the company.
There are a few things that must get worked out before hand with the WWE. He didn’t exactly leave on the best of terms as there were some ruffled feathers on both sides. If these things can get worked out, then a comeback could be seen as a realistic possibility.